Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Manhattan Beach to San Diego. If you're planning a road trip to San Diego, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Traveling with a dog or cat? Find pet-friendly stops. Camping along the way? Search for RV campgrounds. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.
11:00 am start in Manhattan Beach
drive for about 2 hours
driving ≈ 2.5 hours
Encinitas (29 answers)
Legoland (8 mentions)
Self-Realization Fellowship (6 mentions)
Swami's Beach (5 mentions)
Del Mar Racetrack (3 mentions)
Del Mar Plaza (3 mentions)
restaurants around Encinitas:
La Costa Resort & Spa
Jake's Del Mar
Pacifica Breeze Cafe
hotels around Encinitas:
L'Auberge Del Mar
Park Hyatt Aviara Resort
Tamarack Beach Resort
questions about Encinitas:
What's the best neighborhood in Encinitas for a first time visitor?
What is your favorite restaurant in Encinitas?
Best free things to do in Encinitas?
Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?
The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in San Diego.
If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Hotel Del Coronado, which was mentioned 28 times on Trippy.
Here are some more hotels people talk about:
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Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?
Trippy members suggest The Prado at Balboa Park, which was mentioned 10 times.
Here are some more restaurants people talk about:
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This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.
These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:
Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!
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